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Safe. Sustainable. Effective: developing a long-term plan for the...

01 Oct 2018

A joint submission from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the RCoA’s Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) (September 2018) This joint submission on developing a long-term plan for the NHS, from the RCoA and the RCoA’s FPM, provides a number of recommendations for how, over...

RCoA responds to 'Welcomed and Valued' GMC consultation

28 Aug 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the General Medical Council’s (GMC) ‘Welcomed and valued’ consultation. The GMC oversees all stages of medical education and requires organisations to support disabled medical students and doctors through their training. They...

RCoA submission to the Clare Marx Review of gross negligence...

31 Jul 2018

PLEASE NOTE:  Following the recent appointment of Dame Clare Marx as Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC) from January 2019, the GMC has announced that Dame Clare will step down from leading the independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in...

RCoA response to NHS Improvement’s consultation on the future of...

14 Jun 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, alongside other medical royal colleges and safety-related organisations, has been invited to share its views on how and when the healthcare system should investigate and respond to serious incidents. This consultation will inform the review of...

RCoA submission to the Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service...

11 Jun 2018

The RCoA has submitted evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill. The Bill will set in statute ‘the establishment of the Health Service Safety Investigations Body (“HSSIB”) as an independent statutory body, with powers to conduct...

Evidence submitted by the RCoA to the Williams Review into Gross...

13 Apr 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, alongside other medical royal colleges, has been invited to submit oral and written evidence to the Williams Review into Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare (GNM), called by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Our...

RCoA response to CQC's third consultation on the Next Phase of...

29 Mar 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the Care Quality Commission Consultation third Our next phase of regulation A more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach - Independent healthcare As independent healthcare providers increasingly play a role in...

Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, a draft health and care...

26 Mar 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the Health Education England (HEE) consultation on its draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 'Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future'. The RCoA welcomes the publication of a workforce plan for medical and...

RCoA response to Introducing ‘opt-out’ consent for organ and tissue...

09 Mar 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA) has provided a submission to the Department of Health and Social Care, in response to the consultation ‘Introducing ‘opt-out’ consent for organ and tissue donation in England’.  The submission does not argue a position regarding support...

RCoA response to the Call for Contributions for the Commission on...

22 Feb 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has submitted evidence to the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s independent Commission on the Future of Surgery. Our submission recommends that the Commission explores not only the future of surgical technology and innovations, but...

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